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Herbert Smith expands private equity practice

Law firm Herbert Smith today has appointed James MacArthur to its private equity practice.

MacArthur is a corporate lawyer with a growing reputation in the private equity sector and over recent years has established a strong base of private equity experience.

He joins from the London office of Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner in the corporate and private funds group. 

Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, MacArthur was at White & Case from 2002 to 2006. He joined White & Case from Herbert Smith, three years post-qualification.

Gavin Davies (pictured), who heads the private equity practice, says: "The appointment of James MacArthur to our growing private equity practice is evidence of our continued commitment to the sector. While private equity clients have experienced a difficult period, we see them as continuing to be an important part of our corporate and finance practices in the future.  ames brings with him a wealth of private equity experience, energy and ambition to help further develop our private equity practice.  We are delighted to welcome James back to Herbert Smith where he began his career."

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